>> Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an engineering and construction major has played a critical role in building India`s first nuclear powered submarine, launched on July 26, 2009.
Based on the design provided by the navy & defence research and development organization (DRDO), L&T`s dedicated submarine design centre carried out detailed engineering, using the latest 3D modeling and product data management software.
In addition to being the country`s first nuclear-powered indigenous submarine, this is also the largest and heaviest vessel ever built in India.
L&T has had the privilege of making the single largest contribution in the construction of this vessel - right from the stage of plate cutting to launch.
A.M. Naik, chairman & managing director (CMD) of L&T said, ``We feel very proud to have contributed significantly to realizing India`s dream of an indigenous nuclear submarine. Over the last four decades, L&T has played a crucial pioneering role in building India`s strategic sectors by successfully executing several technology-intensive and challenging projects. Building the first nuclear submarine is the latest milestone in our association with the Indian navy & the DRDO, and we look forward to building more submarines and warships.``
Source : MyIRIS